Gordon Lesley, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Pheochromocytoma

Pheochromocytoma I. What every physician needs to know. Pheochromocytomas are catecholamine-secreting neuroendocrine tumors. They most frequently arise from chromaffin cells within the adrenal gland; less commonly they originate outside the adrenal gland, known as extra-adrenal paraganglioma (usually in the abdomen). Patients classically present with symptoms and signs of excess catecholamines, including headache, palpitations, diaphoresis, and…

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